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INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

Award Information

Award #
2003-MC-CX-K001
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2003
Total funding (to date)
$1,099,491

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $299,491)

Project Summary for 2003-MC-CX-K001

Using OJJDP funds, the City of San Jose, San Jose Police Department will engage in ICAC Task Force operations as a full-time investigative response that utilizes a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional, task force model composed of representatives from federal local law enforcement, prosecution, social services, medical and corrections professionals.

Specific activities include but are not limited to: 1) the investigation and prosecution of child sexual exploitation crimes; 2) the acquisition of advanced training and specialized equipment for Task Force members; 3) the continuation of ongoing national undercover operations; 4) operation of an online case management system; and 5) administration of ICAC Regional Task Force Board of Directors activities.

ca/ncf

The FY 1998 Justice Appropriations Act, Public Law 105-119 authorized $2.4 million to OJJDP to stimulate the creation of "State and local law enforcement cyber units to investigate childsexual exploitation" by offenders using the Internet or online communications technology. OJJDP developed the ICAC Task Force Program to assist State and local law enforcement agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, equipment, and personnel resources to prevent, interdict, or investigate ICAC offenses.

In FY 1998, ten agencies (1st Tier) received ICAC Task Force cooperative agreements. Subsequent annual funding has allowed for the expansion of the ICAC program to grow to 39 Task Forces. Under this program, these agencies serve as regional sources of prevention, education, and investigative expertise to provide assistance to parents, teachers, law enforcement, and other professionals working on child victimization issues.

With funding provided by the Fiscal Year 2004 Appropriations Act provided to OJJDP funds, the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department will continue its multi-agency, multi- disciplinary response to ICAC offenses that is composed of federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and child welfare organizations to: 1) conduct reactive and proactive ICAC investigations; 2) develop a prevention education program; 3) establish a case management system; 4) develop standardized protocol for interagency referrals; and 5) increase forensic and investigative capacity through the acquisition of specialized training and equipment.

CA/CF

Through the FY 1998 Justice Appropriations Act, Congress provided $2.4 million to OJJDP create the Internet Crimes Against Children Program. In the Conference report that year specific language provided that OJJDP stimulate the creation of "State and local law enforcement cyber units to investigate childsexual exploitation" by offenders using the Internet or online communications technology. OJJDP developed the ICAC Task Force Program to assist State and local law enforcement agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, equipment, and personnel resources to prevent, interdict, or investigate ICAC offenses.

In FY 1998, ten agencies (1st Tier) received ICAC Task Force cooperative agreements. Subsequent annual funding has allowed for the expansion of the ICAC program to grow to 45 Task Forces. Under this program, these agencies serve as regional sources of prevention, education, and investigative expertise to provide assistance to parents, teachers, law enforcement, and other professionals working on child victimization issues.

With funding provided by the Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations Act provided to OJJDP, the will continue its multi-agency, multi- disciplinary response to ICAC offenses that is composed of federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and child welfare organizations to: 1) conduct reactive and proactive ICAC investigations; 2) serve as a forensic resource; 3)effectively prosecute cases at the local, state, and federal levels; 4)engage in law enforcement and community outreach activities to include: training, technical assistance, and prevention and education activities; 5)serve as a resource for all communities and agencies within the geographic area of responsibility; 6)effectively respond in a timely manner to referrals from agencies (other task forces, federal partners, Cybertipline, etc; 7)formalize law enforcement partnerships through written agreements (for example, memorandums of understanding); 8)provide financial assistance to partner agencies; 9) require that partner agencies adopt ICAC Task Force Investigative Standards as policy; 10) fully participate in nationally coordinated investigations (for example, Peer Precision). CA/CF

Date Created: December 3, 2002